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Green Drinks Canberra changes venue, format

By 2 September 2014

Long-running networking event Green Drinks Canberra is changing its venue, and revamping its format. The monthly networking event, which is held on the second Tuesday of eac...

Best of Canberra – Vietnamese

By 2 September 2014 9

Some friends of mine went to Vietnam for their honeymoon a few years ago. When they got back, they were not only all loved up and glowing from the sunny break but also clued in ...

The Ellis Collective to Launch New Album

By 2 September 2014

Following the success of their first album, Triple J Unearthed winners The Ellis Collective will return to The Street Theatre to launch their latest album, Carry. A patchwork of em...

Political dilemmas

By 2 September 2014 3

As a person who likes to be involved in my community, and indeed am, politics has become quite a frustration for me lately. I feel really compelled to join a particular political party on a federal level - happy to disclose, the ALP - because I am completely unimpressed with the various agendas o...

Recommendations for home Improvements/renovations

By 2 September 2014 2

Hi there I'm looking to do some improvements on my home and would appreciate some recommendations on reliable, great quality businesses who can help me with the following: New wardrobe cupboards Removal of old carpet and installation of new flooring (floating timber floors) Kitchen/Bathr...

Lake George- Extract from ‘A Case for Ghosts (Part 5)

By 2 September 2014 3

History has shown us that ghosts and the supernatural seem to be commonplace and that a large percentage of people in the western world, indeed from all races and religions, not only believe in ghosts but have also experienced something that they believe is of a supernatural origin. Indeed, many peo...

Power Kart Raceway – Grand opening day 6th September 2014

By 2 September 2014

The first of its kind in the Canberra region, Power Kart Raceway is a fully Indoor Electric Go Kart Centre. Offering Canberrans of all skill levels a chance to experience motor...

Local Sports Wrap 30th and 31st of August

By 1 September 2014

RUGBY UNION It took a week longer than expected, but the Canberra Vikings’ National Rugby Championship campaign is alive and kicking after a 37-18 victory over Greater Syd...

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Monaro Folk Society Club Night (open to all comers) -- second Wednesday of th

By 8 October 2008 2

MFS Club Nights are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month, at the Old Canberra Inn, 195 Mouat St Lyneham. These are blackboard/walk-up gigs, with a music session out the back. Performers, come along and register from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. All levels welcome. Non-performers, come a...

Termites - that gnawing feeling

By 7 October 2008 22

My girlfriend and I have had our eyes on a house that's been on the market for several months now, and a big drop in the asking price has finally inspired us to make an appointment to inspect. The house ticks all of our boxes - great location, lots of bedrooms and living space, and big core-area ...

Gungahlin Meet the Candidates night - Wednesday 8 October

By 7 October 2008

The challenges for Gungahlin are manifest. As the fastest developing area in the region, Gungahlin has experienced considerable and accelerating 'growing pains' over the years: Community and social infrastructure was allowed (by multiple governments of different persuasions) to fall well behind ...

The Corin forest bobsled with no brakes

By 7 October 2008 40

A YouTuber going by the name "TV4Jesus" has posted video of a brake free run down the Corin Forest Alpine slide. A braver man than I. ...

Campese and Monaghan make Kangaroos squad

By 7 October 2008 4

Good news for the Raiderites! The Courier Mail reports that Canberra's Terry Campese and Joel Monaghan have made the Kangaroos squad to play in the amusingly named Rugby League World Cup. Good for the blokes regardless of the competition....

Cool Weapon pick up international compilation release

By 7 October 2008

Congratulations to local blokes Cool Weapon. (Featured in our Insatiable Banalities podcast number 93) They've been picked up by Manchester's Fat Northerner Records for inclusion in the Digital Northerner Volume 4 release. It's also available on iTunes...

Candidate Questionaires for 7 October

By 7 October 2008 7

Here are the responses in today to your questions in the RiotACT Election08 candidate questionaire: -- Phil Thompson, Pangallo Independents for Molonglo. ...

One in five of you are nuts

By 7 October 2008 59

Katy Gallagher has launched mental health week by pointing out that mental health issues are more common than asthma and diabetes. Something RiotACT readers will vouch for no doubt....

Another face lift for the Northern side of the Lake.

By 7 October 2008 21

The Canberra Times has a story on another facelift for the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin. In long ago 2006 the "R.G.Menzies Walk" was opened to formalise the string of paths between Commonwealth and Kings Avenues. Now $7.5 million of Commonwealth money is going into paving it, installi...

High Court heads out of town while their roof gets fixed.

By 7 October 2008 15

The ABC reports that the dodgy roof on their pig ugly building means the High Court of Australia will be sitting in Adelaide and Melbourne for November and December. All up repairs will cost more than $10 million, fortunately on the Commonwealth tab. ACT Law Society president Rod Barnett says ...

Police Wrap - 7 October

By 7 October 2008 7

1. Thieves have had a shot at another ATM: ACT Policing is investigating the attempted theft of an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) from the rear foyer of the Canberra Sothern Cross Club West, in Macquarie around 5.20am yesterday (October 4). The offenders have reversed a stolen panel van into t...

Election Wrap - 7 October

By 7 October 2008 42

Polling: A reader's been in touch with a story about the Patterson pollsters asking to speak to the youngest voter in the house. Make of that what you will. The CT reports that according to that polling Jon Stanhope is the preferred CM of green voters. --- Deputy Debate: The CT wants ...

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